Amagne

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Amagne
Entry to the village
Entry to the village
Coat of arms of Amagne
Coat of arms
Location of Amagne
Amagne is located in France
Amagne
Amagne
Amagne is located in Grand Est
Amagne
Amagne
Coordinates: 49°31′05″N 4°30′06″E / 49.5181°N 4.5017°E / 49.5181; 4.5017Coordinates: 49°31′05″N 4°30′06″E / 49.5181°N 4.5017°E / 49.5181; 4.5017
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementRethel
CantonRethel
IntercommunalityPays Rethélois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurent Destrumelle
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
733
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08008 /08300
Elevation75–100 m (246–328 ft)
(avg. 86.72 m or 284.5 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Amagne is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aquamagniens or Aquamagniennes[2]

Geography[edit]

Amagne is located some 40 km south-west of Charleville-Mézières and 40 km north-east of Rheims. It can be accessed by the D30 road running east from Rethel to the village then continuing east to Ecordal. Route D21 also comes from Novy-Chevrieres in the north-west and continues towards Attigny in the south-east. Route D45 also comes to the commune from Ambly-Fleury in the south-west. A railway from Rethel to Charleville-Mézières passes through the north-west of the commune and there is a branch line from Amagne-Lucquy through the village and continuing east to the next station at Alland'Huy-et-Sausseuil but there is no station in the commune. The station at Amagne-Lucquey just outside the commune in the west off the D21 road serves the commune.[3]

The Aisne river forms the southern boundary of the commune. The Ruisseau de Saulces passes through the village and a number of streams flow into this stream. Apart from the village the commune is entirely farmland. There are no other hamlets in the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Administration[edit]

Jean-Baptiste Demaret (1793-1884) became mayor of Amagne in 1830 and remained so for 42 years. He was awarded the Legion of Honour.

List of Successive Mayors of Amagne[4]

From To Name Party Position
1940 1942 Désiré Visoli
1942 1944 Firmin Manil
1944 1953 Goffart
1953 1967 Louis Jason
1967 1995 Paul Schmitt
1995 2008 Pierre-Gérard Braga
2008 Current Laurent Destrumelle

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006690—    
2007689−0.1%
2008695+0.9%
2009699+0.6%
2010704+0.7%
2011709+0.7%
2012714+0.7%
2013711−0.4%
2014721+1.4%
2015722+0.1%
2016724+0.3%

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Martin (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is classified as an historical monument.[5] Some of the stained glass windows date from the 13th century and it has interesting furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. The church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:

Sights in the Commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078330 Church of Saint Martin (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000012 Bas-relief (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000013 Altar, 3 Retables, and 2 Bas-reliefs (in French)Camera aabb.svg